Wednesday 15 September 1937
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Anzolut and Fernando de la Rua.
The Lower Depths, directed by Jean Renoir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Bulgaria - The first day of school.
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
- The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
- Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Cynthia Anzolut: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -- LPGA golfer.
- Fernando de la Rua: 51st President of Argentina.
- Marie Cooper: American noted family and daughter of Veronica and Gary Cooper.
- Fernando De la Rua: South American lawyer and politician, elected President of Argentina 24 October 1999.
- Jean-Claude Decaux: French entrepreneur who pioneered the advertising of "urban furniture.
- Fernando de la Rúa: Argentinian lawyer and politician 51st President of Argentina
- Robert Lucas: Jr. American economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Pino Puglisi: Italian priest and martyr (d. 1993)
- Clifford Heatherley: Actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48.
- WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
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